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No. 5 Blazers nab top seed, first round bye

In the wake of their dominating 47-31 victory against No. 3 West Georgia on Saturday night, the No. 3 Valdosta State Blazers football team learned their fate going forward. The Blazers will be the top seed in NCAA Super Region 2 and will receive a first-round bye in the upcoming NCAA Division II Football Championship, the selection show announced Sunday. ...

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VSU changes interview process for new deans

Last December, there was news that VSU’s College of Science and Art would be splitting up into two separate entities, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Science and Mathematics. Dr. James LaPlant, the dean of the college of science and art, transitioned into the role of College of Humanities and Social Sciences during the split, ...

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Bonilla’s second half play lifts VSU over Golden Rams

Sophomore Guard Kayla Bonilla led the charge for the Lady Blazers, scoring a total of 19 points on Saturday afternoon. The game seemed dark in the first half, but their brightest—and shortest—star shined through the cracks. Of Bonilla’s 19 points, 12 were scored in the second half as the Lady Blazers overcame a 10-point deficit to beat Albany State 65-53. ...

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The Blaze at Baze’

We did it, Blazers. A cold November evening and 10,588 people later, Blazer football held up their side of the bargain, snatching the Gulf South Conference crown and the Peach Basket from the stiff competition in West Georgia. Believe or not, the players noticed your support. The type of support I saw from the audience at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium is something ...

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The Peach Basket returns to undefeated VSU

On Saturday, Nov. 10, Valdosta State saw a rise in attendance at the VSU versus West Georgia game with over ten thousand fans and winning the Peach Basket was just the cherry on top. “It means a lot with this being the conference championship, bringing the peach basket back and being the only undefeated team in the conference,” Kenny Benjamin ...

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Column: Is West Georgia’s success flawed?

Entering Week 11, five undefeated teams make up the top spots in the NCAA DII AFAC Coaches Poll. Two of those juggernauts are from the Gulf South Conference with the West Georgia Wolves at #3 and the Valdosta State Blazers two spots down at #5. On Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., the top two teams in the GSC and ...

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Column: Blazers building a dynasty?

With people just now hopping on the Blazer bandwagon, it’s clear that fans are finally catching on to how good this Valdosta State football team is. Well what if I told you that this is more than just a good team? That this good team is the root of a blossoming dynasty? I’m not sure how many people can wrap ...

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VSU’s forged fandom

The VSU student body has finally gotten behind the Blazers football team this season.  It only took 70 days, nine games, and an undefeated record for students to generate excitement for their fellow Blazers. Since coming to VSU in 2016, I have always observed a flaw: The student support and attendance have been low on Saturday nights. No one is ...

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The Spectator’s Mid-Term Elections Review

In yesterday’s Mid-Term elections, millions of Americans casted their votes. Some were motivated by a “Blue Wave” and a chance to check the powers of an administration often seen as contentious or divisive. Others took the polls galvanized by the blue wave’s possibility, determined to retain conservative control in our nation’s political offices. Now, over 24 hours after polls closed, ...

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Wells named finalist for Blanchard-Rogers award

Blazers Redshirt-Sophomore Quarterback Rogan Wells has been named as a finalist for the Blanchard-Rogers Award. The award is given out to the most outstanding collegiate player of the year who has ties to South Carolina. Wells, a native of Fort Mill, South Carolina, is one of 20 football players from all divisions to be named finalists after over 200 players ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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